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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303120/management-of-cleft-lip-and-palate-in-nigeria-a-survey
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V Akinmoladun, S Ademola, A Olusanya
BACKGROUND: Clefts of the lip and/or palate are the most common congenital craniofacial defects and second only to club foot among all congenital anomalies. The management of this condition is resource intensive due to the multidimensional needs. This survey was carried out to ascertain the current state of cleft management in Nigeria with emphasis on training, scope of management, and assessment of treatment outcome. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Structured questionnaires were administered to cleft surgeons based on professional and practitioners' register and the result of literature search for cleft surgeons whose names may not appear in the registers...
November 2017: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287914/loss-of-c-kit-function-impairs-arteriogenesis-in-a-mouse-model-of-hindlimb-ischemia
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Diana R Hernandez, Adriana Artiles, Juan C Duque, Laisel Martinez, Mariana T Pinto, Keith A Webster, Omaida C Velazquez, Roberto I Vazquez-Padron, Roberta M Lassance-Soares
BACKGROUND: Arteriogenesis is a process whereby collateral vessels remodel usually in response to increased blood flow and/or wall stress. Remodeling of collaterals can function as a natural bypass to alleviate ischemia during arterial occlusion. Here we used a genetic approach to investigate possible roles of tyrosine receptor c-Kit in arteriogenesis. METHODS: Mutant mice with loss of c-Kit function (KitW/W-v), and controls were subjected to hindlimb ischemia. Blood flow recovery was evaluated pre-, post-, and weekly after ischemia...
December 26, 2017: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276465/a-case-report-of-osteochondritis-dissecans-in-a-rare-location-the-lateral-femoral-trochlea
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Federico Villafañe, Nathaniel Holloway, Norman Kettner
Objective: The purpose of this case report is to describe a rare location for knee osteochondritis dissecans (OCD). Clinical Features: A 28-year-old man presented to a chiropractic clinic with left posterolateral knee pain and swelling with joint locking after falling asleep with knees bent. A history of knee locking was reported by the patient. At presentation, he demonstrated the inability to straighten his left knee. On a pain scale of 1 to 10, he experienced level-8 stabbing pain during all knee ranges of motion with radiation to the foot...
December 2017: Journal of Chiropractic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241625/vinculin-is-required-to-maintain-glomerular-barrier-integrity
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Franziska Lausecker, Xuefei Tian, Kazunori Inoue, Zhen Wang, Christopher E Pedigo, Hossam Hassan, Chang Liu, Margaret Zimmer, Stephanie Jinno, Abby L Huckle, Hellyeh Hamidi, Robert S Ross, Roy Zent, Christoph Ballestrem, Rachel Lennon, Shuta Ishibe
Cell-matrix interactions and podocyte intercellular junctions are key for maintaining the glomerular filtration barrier. Vinculin, a cytoplasmic protein, couples actin filaments to integrin-mediated cell-matrix adhesions and to cadherin-based intercellular junctions. Here, we examined the role of vinculin in podocytes by the generation of a podocyte-specific knockout mouse. Mice lacking podocyte vinculin had increased albuminuria and foot process effacement following injury in vivo. Analysis of primary podocytes isolated from the mutant mice revealed defects in cell protrusions, altered focal adhesion size and signaling, as well as impaired cell migration...
December 11, 2017: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240587/reclaiming-autologous-amputated-tissue-for-limb-salvage-of-a-diabetic-foot-burn-with-underlying-critical-limb-ischemia
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Catherine N Tchanque-Fossuo, Andrew M Wishy, Kaitlyn I M West, David L Dawson, Sara E Dahle, John G Carson
BACKGROUND: Diabetes mellitus is a worldwide pandemic that impacts more than 387 million people, with 29 million individuals affected in the United States alone. Diabetic patients have a 25% lifetime risk of developing a diabetic foot ulcer (DFU). Having a DFU is associated with a risk of recurrence approaching 70%. In addition, 1 in 6 patients with DFU will have a lower-limb amputation, with an associated increase in mortality ranging from 47% to 70%. Therefore, limb salvage is critical in patients with DFU...
January 2018: Advances in Skin & Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239343/surgery-and-considerations-for-the-repair-of-petersen-s-space-hernia-after-mini-gastric-bypass
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Borja Camacho Fernández-Pacheco, Eudaldo López-Tomassetti Fernández, Juan Ramón Hernández Hernández
This paper reports a case of Petersen's space hernia after mini gastric bypass. This is an anecdotal post-operative complication in the mini gastric bypass technique, with an estimated rate of 1/5000 cases. Similar cases described in the literature were treated by the surgical hernia reduction and the closure of the mesenteric defect. Our patient had a unique management, performing a conversion to Roux-en-Y gastric bypass with dissection of the biliopancreatic limb at the anastomosis and creation of a variable foot-point anastomosis with excellent mid-term post-operative results...
January 2018: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234654/reconstruction-of-soft-tissue-lesions-of-the-foot-with-the-use-of-the-medial-plantar-flap
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Jefferson Lessa Soares de Macedo, Simone Corrêa Rosa, Altino Vieira de Rezende Filho Neto, Adilson Alves da Silva, Alex Corcino Silva de Amorim
Objective: To study use of the medial plantar flap for reconstruction of the heel and foot. Method: The authors share their clinical experience with the use of the medial plantar artery flap for coverage of tissue defects around the foot and heel after trauma. Twelve cases of medial plantar artery flap performed from January 2001 to December 2013 were included. Results: Of the 12 patients, ten were male and two were female. The indications were traumatic loss of the heel pad in ten cases and the dorsal foot in two cases...
November 2017: Revista Brasileira de Ortopedia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219020/correlation-of-mri-appearance-of-autologous-chondrocyte-implantation-in-the-ankle-with-clinical-outcome
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Keith W Chan, Richard D Ferkel, Brian Kern, Sarah S Chan, Gregory R Applegate
The objective of this study was to characterize magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings and correlate with clinical results in patients who underwent autologous chondrocyte implantation (ACI) of osteochondral lesions of the talus (OLT). METHODS: Twenty-four grafts were evaluated at a mean 65.8 months after ACI for OLT. MRI was performed on a 1.5-T GE scanner using multiple sequences. Graft appearance was compared with preoperative MRI and evaluated for 6 criteria: defect fill, surface regularity, signal pattern, bone marrow edema, subchondral plate irregularity, and presence of cystic lesions...
January 2018: Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218284/how-much-can-we-do-by-reverse-superficial-sural-artery-flap-to-potentiate-its-effects-introducing-spout-sural-flap-as-a-new-modification
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Jalaluddin Khoshnevis, Terifeh Dashti, Eznollah Azargashb, Mohamad Reza Kalantar Motamedi
BACKGROUND: Due to shortage of local donor tissue and unreliable blood supply, free flaps were the mainstay of treatment for tissue defects in the lower leg and foot region, but it requires a qualified microvascular surgeon. Recently, attention has been paid to reverse superficial sural artery flap (RSSAF) and its modifications as a good alternative to pave the way to simple and friendly techniques. METHODS: Excluding each patient with septic and severely ischemic foot, every patient with tissue defect in distal leg and proximal foot region were studied...
September 2017: World Journal of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215367/interperforator-flow-pattern-and-clinical-application-of-distal-extended-peroneal-artery-perforator-flaps
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Chengliang Deng, Bihua Wu, Zairong Wei, Hai Li, Tianhua Zhang, Dali Wang
INTRODUCTION: Peroneal artery perforator flaps are the most widely used pedicled flaps for soft tissue defects of the distal lower extremity. Most research regarding peroneal artery flaps focuses on the location, diameter, and number of peroneal artery perforators. However, there is little literature regarding interperforator flow patterns within the peroneal artery perforator flaps. The aims of the present study were to describe interperforator flow patterns of the distally based extended peroneal artery perforator flaps through digital subtraction angiography and review their clinical application...
December 5, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202990/biological-reconstruction-of-large-osteochondral-lesions-of-the-talar-dome-with-a-modified-sandwich-technique-midterm-results
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Boguslaw Sadlik, Lukasz Kolodziej, Adrian Blasiak, Mateusz Szymczak, Bartłomiej Warchal
BACKGROUND: Surgical treatment for large osteochondral lesions of the talar dome (OLTD) must restore the convexity and curvature of the talus. Here, we present midterm results and describe the modified "sandwich" reconstruction procedure. Bone defects were restored using a biological inlay consists of autologous bone chips that were mixed with bone marrow concentrate and fibrin glue and covered with a xenogeneic collagen membrane infiltrated with bone marrow concentrate and stabilized by fibrin glue...
December 2017: Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Journal of the European Society of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202981/matrix-associated-stem-cell-transplantation-mast-in-chondral-defects-of-the-ankle-is-safe-and-effective-2-year-followup-in-130-patients
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Martinus Richter, Stefan Zech, Stefan Andreas Meissner
BACKGROUND: The aim of the study was to assess the 2-year-follow-up of matrix-associated stem cell transplantation (MAST) in chondral defects of the ankle. METHODS: In a prospective consecutive non-controlled clinical follow-up study, all patients with chondral defect that were treated with MAST from October 1, 2011 to July 31, 2013 were analyzed. Size and location of the chondral defects, method-associated problems and the Visual Analogue Scale Foot and Ankle (VAS FA) before treatment and at follow-up were analyzed...
December 2017: Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Journal of the European Society of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198401/wounded-to-the-bone-digital-microscopic-analysis-of-traumas-in-a-medieval-mass-grave-assemblage-sandbjerget-denmark-ad-1300-1350
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Alexandra Boucherie, Marie Louise S Jørkov, Martin Smith
Battle-related mass burials are considered the most unequivocal evidence of past violence. However, most published studies involve only macroscopic analysis of skeletal remains, commonly arriving only at broad conclusions regarding trauma interpretation. The current study considers a possible avenue for achieving both greater detail and accuracy through digital microscopy. Patterns of injury were investigated among 45 individuals from a Medieval Danish mass grave (Sandbjerget, AD 1300-1350). Injuries were recorded on every anatomical element, except hand and foot bones...
December 2017: International Journal of Paleopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164088/step-initiation-deficits-in-children-with-faulty-posture-diagnosed-with-neurodevelopmental-disorders-during-infancy
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Magdalena Stania, Alina Sarat-Spek, Teresa Blacha, Beata Kazek, Kajetan J Słomka, Ewa Emich-Widera, Grzegorz Juras
Background: Early detection of movement deficits during step initiation will facilitate the selection of the optimal physiotherapy management strategy. The main aim of the study was to assess potential differences in step initiation between 5- and 6-year-old children with faulty posture who had been diagnosed with neurodevelopmental disorders during infancy and healthy children. Methods: The experimental group consisted of 19 children aged 5-6 years with faulty posture, who had been diagnosed with neurodevelopmental disorders during infancy and were given physiotherapy in the first year of their lives...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153422/a-flap-based-on-the-plantar-digital-artery-arch-branch-to-improve-appearance-of-reconstructed-fingers-anatomical-and-clinical-application
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Lin-Feng Tang, Ji-Hui Ju, Yue-Fei Liu, Bo Lan, Rui-Xing Hou
AIM: To investigate blood supply features of the flap based on the plantar digital artery arch and arch branch artery, and the treatment of outcomes of reconstructed fingers by the plantar digital artery arch branch island flap. METHODS: Eight fresh foot specimens were employed with red emulsion infusion and microdissection. The vascular organization was observed in the second toe, such as initiation site, the course, and the number of the plantar digital artery arch branch...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146220/autologous-chondrocyte-implantation-for-talar-osteochondral-lesions-comparison-between-5-year-follow-up-magnetic-resonance-imaging-findings-and-7-year-follow-up-clinical-results
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Gherardo Pagliazzi, Francesca Vannini, Milva Battaglia, Laura Ramponi, Roberto Buda
Autologous chondrocyte implantation (ACI) is an established surgical procedure that has provided satisfactory results. The aim of the present study was to correlate the clinical outcomes of a series of 20 patients treated by ACI at a 7-year follow-up examination with the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) T2-mapping 5-year follow-up findings. We evaluated 20 patients using the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS) score preoperatively and the established follow-up protocol until 87.2 ± 14.5 months...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137568/first-dorsal-metatarsal-artery-perforator-flap-to-cover-great-toe-defect
#17
Roongsak Limthongthang, Perajit Eamsobhana
BACKGROUND: There were very few options available for distal foot and toe defects that required a vascularized flap for coverage. As such, the use of a free flap was often justified in this region of the foot. The use of perforator flaps has created a new subset of local tissue transfer alternatives that increases the potential that the difficulties associated with microvascular tissue transfers could be avoided. The first dorsal metatarsal artery (FDMA) perforator flap was one variant of this new type of tissue transfer...
September 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132254/reverse-flow-intrinsic-fasciocutaneous-island-flaps-in-foot-reconstruction
#18
Sujin Bahk, GyeongHyeon Doh, Ki Yong Hong, SooA Lim, SuRak Eo
Reconstruction of soft tissue defects in the foot remains a challenge due to its specialized tissue for weightbearing and ambulation. Considering the principle of replacing "like with like," adjacent soft tissues would be a best option for a donor site. Although several kinds of reverse-flow island flaps for the lower leg have been well described, intrinsic foot reverse flow flaps have been rarely reported. We describe 3 kinds of reverse-flow intrinsic fasciocutaneous flaps (RIFFs) for foot reconstruction. From September 2012 to August 2015, a retrospective study was done on case notes of all patients who had a RIFF for coverage of soft tissue defects within the foot following trauma or tumor ablation...
November 1, 2017: International Journal of Lower Extremity Wounds
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130658/-vein-nerve-conduit-supported-by-vascular-stent-in-the-regeneration-of-peripheral-nerve-in-rabbits
#19
Wei-Kun Meng, Zhong Huang, Zhen Tan, Liang Li, Qiang Guo, Zhen Zhang, Cheng-Xi Wu, Lei Liu, Fu-Guo Huang, Guang-Lin Wang
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness of autologous vein nerve conduit supported by vascular stent in repairing a 10 mm gap peroneal nerve in white New Zealand rabbits. METHODS: 30 New Zealand rabbits were randomly divided into three groups: autologous nerve group (group A),conventional autologous vein nerve conduit group (group B),autologous vein nerve conduit supported by vascular stent group (group C). 10 mm common peroneal nerve was cut off. In groups A,the peroneal nerve was turned 180 ° before suturing...
September 2017: Sichuan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Sichuan University. Medical Science Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126046/study-on-the-foot-shape-characteristics-of-the-elderly-in-china
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Xiang Dong Luo, Chao-Hua Xue, Yan Li
BACKGROUND: With aging, the feet of the elderly above 60 years old in China present degenerative changes, deformities, and diseases, which significantly affect their daily activities. OBJECTIVES: The authors aimed to study the morphological characteristics of the feet and identify the foot type according to size (length and width) and defect characteristics of elderly feet in China. METHODS: A convenient sample of 1000 subjects above 60 years old was recruited mainly in the regions of Shanghai, Shaanxi, Henan, Hebei, and Sichuan in China...
April 24, 2017: Foot
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